$49M for Paradise? Say Aloha to Maui’s Most Expensive Home

We want to offer a hearty aloha to Maui’s most expensive home. The oceanfront estate on the Valley Isle recently debuted on the market for $49 million.

Built in 1996 on the island’s west side, the Lahaina mansion was designed to “seamlessly blend the interiors with the tropical gardens and the panoramic ocean views,” according to the listing. Mission accomplished.

Views of the Maui coastline, Molokai, Lanai, and Honolua Bay are all waiting to be savored by a new owner.

“This home is perfectly oriented toward the sunset,” says listing agent Courtney Brown with Island Sotheby’s International Realty. She notes the property is on conservation land and is home to an endangered seabird colony, which means nothing can be built nearby.

“It’s just a really special, beautiful place,” she says.

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Great room opens to a lanai. Great room opens to a lanai.


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According to the Wall Street Journal, the property was purchased for $14 million in 2000 by Craig Ramsey, founder of the cloud software company Vlocity.

Brown says the past few years were spent on a down-to-the-studs renovation. She estimates Ramsey spent about $10 million on the project, with $500,000 alone going into the Ludowici tile roof.

The great room features a dining space and an open, eat-in kitchen, and opens to a covered lanai and pool deck, which are oriented to catch those Maui sunsets.

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The contemporary retreat measures 6,645 square feet and has eight bedrooms, including a master suite with a blissful bath that looks out to the garden. The layout includes a wing with four ocean-view guest suites, each with a private lanai.

There’s an additional wing with more bedrooms, a media room, and a gym. The property comes with a whopping 10 acres of paradise and, according to the agent, a solar-powered lighthouse which dates to when the U.S. Coast Guard owned the land.

Even with the $49 million price tag, the magnificent Maui retreat is only the second most expensive property in the state. The priciest property in the 50th state is still a gorgeous compound on Kauai listed for $70 million. We covered the Garden Isle estate in December, and it’s still waiting for a buyer to splurge for the privilege of calling Mark Zuckerberg neighbor.

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